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I Never Forgot My First Friend. Facebook Brought Us Back Together Years Later

Elizabeth Mahon | Posted 07.23.2014 | Good News
Elizabeth Mahon

So I went on Facebook to search for her. I wanted to see if she remembered me and if perhaps there was a chance of reconnecting, if only to say hello and briefly catch up. When I found her, I sent a message describing who I was and asking if she remembered me. She did.

Wisconsin Police Chief Accused Of Harassing Tea Party Protester

Associated Press | Todd Richmond | Posted 07.18.2014 | Crime

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin police chief was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor for allegedly registering a tea party leader for solic...

Mad Scientists, Monkeys and Boiled Rabbits!

Julia Orr | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Julia Orr

Not for the first time, an animal has been accidentally boiled alive in a research laboratory. This time it was at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech...

Things To Do In Madison That Are Both Fun And Free

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nestled on an isthmus that's home to both buttoned-up politicians in the state Capitol and more liberal-leaning college student...

The 18 Most Underrated Cities In The U.S.

Global Yodel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

Along the way we've discovered some incredible places that rarely make the top destination lists compiled by traditional travel media. So we decided to start a series dedicated to promoting the world's most underrated cities.

Parents, Daughter Arrested In Prostitution Sting

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.14.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Tennessee arrested a mother, father and daughter Monday during an undercover prostitution sting. According to the Metropolitan Nashv...

Interview: 'Big Men' Director Rachel Boynton on Oil, Ghana and Capitalism

Steve Horn | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The subtitle of the newly released documentary film Big Men is "everyone wants to be big" and to say the film covers a "big" topic is to put it mildly.

Dumb American Accidentally Assaults Wrong Ethnic Group: Police Report

Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

A man was arrested and charged with two counts of battery after allegedly physically assaulting two Hebrew-speaking men he believed were speaking Span...

How We Respond To Protest

Radley Balko | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

In a post at the "Occupy Police" blog, former Madison, Wisconsin Police Chief David Couper writes . . . Since the days of the the labor and ci...

8 Uncommonly Cool Children's Museums

MiniTime | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: Paul Specht/Boston Children's Museum) While plenty of adult museums offer specific exhibits with kid appeal, there is a whole genre of museum...

Anti-Abortion Activist Given 10 Years In Prison For Failed Murder Plot

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

A Dane County, Wis., judge on Friday sentenced anti-abortion activist Ralph Lang to 10 years in prison for a failed plot to kill a doctor at a Madison...

Scott Walker Floats Possibility Of Expanding Anti-Union Law

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R ) said this week that state Republicans might expand the state's controversial restrictions on collective bargaining to...

The Bell of Liberty and the Price of Freedom (Part 3 of 3)

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Steve Robertson

If we give up our rights to peaceably gather, protest and to question the motives of our elected officials under the cowardly fear of being labeled unpatriotic, then clearly, in the words of Benjamin Franklin, we deserve neither liberty nor safety.

The Bell of Liberty and the Price of Freedom (Part 2 of 3)

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Steve Robertson

History still stares us in the face, waiting for us to recognize the lessons it, and the repetition of our mistakes, are attempting to teach us. Will we choose another way?

Wisconsin's Anti-Abortion Law Smacked Down Again

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled Wednesday to extend a stay placed on a newly passed law that cuts the number of abortion clinics in the state. E...

My Highest Practical Priority As A Dad

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

The lower cost of living here meant they could make career choices that were less based on salary considerations, and the smaller range of choices in everything from preschools to restaurants meant they'd be less compelled to reach for things that would end up making their lives harder.

Hot College Fashion in Wisconsin's Cold Capital

CollegeFashionista | Posted 03.18.2013 | Style
CollegeFashionista

While the Kate Mosses of the world might not be roaming our sidewalks, we've got the next best thing: the fashionistas and fashionistos that are the students of the University of Wisconsin -Madison.

A Cross-Country, Post-Election Pub Crawl

Fathom | Posted 01.07.2013 | Travel
Fathom

El Bait Shop in Des Moines claims that it's the only 1970s nautical-themed Mexican BBQ restaurant in America. This is probably true.

Madison: Midwest Oasis

Rob Taub | Posted 12.30.2012 | College
Rob Taub

I'd been up to my neck with presidential politics, so an opportunity to escape New York City for a weekend of football and Halloween revelry in Madison was an easy sell.

PHOTOS: Florida's Charming Small-Town Downtowns

Visit Florida | Posted 11.01.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

It's an image that lingers in the American consciousness like a soft, warm dream. But in Florida, this is no dream, if you know where to look. It's small-town downtown life, as it was and as it remains.

Paul Ryan and the Fight for America's Soul: It Starts in Wisconsin

Ethan Casey | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Like Wisconsin, America at large is bitterly at odds with itself. A starting point for recovering our national community is to acknowledge that we all, whichever side we're on, face the same question: What kind of country do we want to live in?

It's Romney/Ryan!

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The two sides are more clearly defined for voters. But will the vice presidential candidate matter? In the end, the election will rest on the state of the economy on Election Day, and on whom voters believe they can trust. Mitt Romney still has a lot of work to do on the trust issue.

Splatter Alice Loves Madison

Love Letters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

I love listening to Venus and Furs at the Wisco, the official birthplace of Madison roller derby, while chowing down on one of the best burgers in town.

Liz Lange: Fashion Visionary, New York Native

Camilla Webster | Posted 04.14.2012 | New York
Camilla Webster

What does a New York success story look like? Two words: Liz Lange. Based on her philosophy that women should look and feel beautiful during pregnancy, Liz single-handedly revolutionized maternity style.

HuffPost Guides: Big Sky Resort

The Huffington Post | Robert Macias | Posted 01.05.2012 | Travel

Big Sky Resort in Montana is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Travel offers our ...